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Meet Ann Cunningham...

Hi, my name is Ann and I was educated at New Brighton Convent school and Sacred Heart Girls College. After working as a book-keeping machinist for a number of years I was then head hunted by an inbound tourist company, Trans Tours.

After a couple of years working in the tour operations section, I was asked to move into a public relations role which meant looking after overseas tourists visiting our beautiful country. This proved to be most exciting and busy. During this time, my husband and I represented New Zealand in a travel promotion throughout Australia with the Seekers, who were a popular singing group. Singer Judith Durham was really lovely.

Later, when coach touring became less popular in New Zealand, I decided to establish my own retail travel agency, which proved to be no mean feat as the industry was male dominated.

I have two sons, five grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

Golf, bridge and travel have been my hobbies. I have travelled to most countries and in 2012 I organised a tour of Croatia then joined up with a river cruise on the Danube. This year I have organised a group from Diana Isaac to travel to lovely Norfolk Island in April.

I am really enjoying my twilight years in this wonderful village which feels more like being on holiday.

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